Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Part Four: Time and Eternity 141. On this wondrous sea


On this wondrous sea,

Sailing silently,

Ho! pilot, ho!

Knowest thou the shore

Where no breakers roar,

Where the storm is o'er?

In the silent west

Many sails at rest,

Their anchors fast;

Thither I pilot thee, --

Land, ho! Eternity!

Ashore at last!